TOP NEWS!!! Darla's Art Adventure Abroad to ITALY was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact Darla for Plan B...to France
this September. GHOST RANCH 2020 The June Workshop/ Retreat is
rescheduled for 13-19 June 2021. Watch for more information of the fall event. Fingers crossed it will go as planned. Details are on the
Ghost Ranch tab above. The UN-traditional watermedia workshop/ retreat is 27 September-3 October. Registration is being taken now.
My "Vincent's Pears" is hanging 29 Feb-unknown (due to CO-VID 19 closing the MCL Grand. The hallway gallery for the Visual Arts
of Lewisville has "Artist Inspired" Exhibition. I took in watercolors inspired by Vincent van Gogh and Georgia O'Keeffe.
18 March-18 April I am sharing my "The World as I See It" exhibition at
the Blue House Too, 988 Village Green Drive, Allen, TX. It contains photos from Ireland, Tanzania and Botswana, China, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Wales, Spain, Portugal and more. Some are
matted in frames, others are printed on deep canvas panels. Come see paintings inspired by my travels to Myanmar, Italy, St Lucia, Mexico, New Zealand, Columbia and more! It is the most
comprehensive body of work I have put together in one exhibition--57 pieces. Reception is Sat, 21 March, 6-8pm. (The gallery is open Mon-Friday 9am-1pm)
The show is sponsored by the Allen Arts Alliance. NOTE: This is a new location and you may see signage for "Z
Gallery"--previous owners. The easy way to arrive is hwy 75 to Bethany (east) and turn left at 1st light on Watters Creek. Park anywhere, it's a short walk to the gallery on Vill ge Green
Drive...huge space, no crowds.
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
I was selected by City
of Grand Prairie Public Art Program to have two of my watercolor images transferred with vinyl wrap to
traffic signal boxes. In 2019 my "Tangled Tulips" watercolor was installed at the intersection of Carrier Parkway at Hill St and in 2018 "Red Dragons" was selected for the intersection of Carrier
Parkway and Arkansas Street. (Take a peek on the Public Art tab above)
is where I am scheduled!
15 May-18 July I have a painting, "All Creatures Great and Small" included in the Merging Visions: A Collaboration of the
Denton Poet's Society and the Visual Arts Society of Texas. This fabulous annual show pairs the written word with the visual image. Visit any of the public library branches to view the
9 June I am scheduled to present a watercolor demo to the Pecan Plantation Art Guild of Granbury. Following lunch that day, we
will begin a one-day workshop.
My mural of Denton was selected by Wal-Mart for their public art project to install murals in their stores. A specially
designed mural showing the "Vibe of Denton, Texas" was chosen for the Loop 288 Super Wal Mart location, More later on dates!
FRANCE in SEPT 2020!!!
My Art Adventure Abroad 2020 to Italy in May was cancelled due to the COVID-19 viral pandemic. Plans are underway to instead go
to the Dordogne area of France in the fall and possibly Italy in May 2021. Contact me for details or if you wish to be placed on my email list for notifications.
In August 2020 my work will fill the large glass display case at the Lewisville City Library on Main Street.
A 4-month showing from the end of June-7 October is scheduled in the Box Gallery at Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas. More
Three of my works have been chosen to be exhibited among 81 pieces in the 54th Annual Richardson Civic Art Society Regional
Juried Art Exhibition and sale 2 - 26 September at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Join us for the reception 12 Sept,
SOUTHERN FRANCE in September 2020 and October 2021!
We had such a marvelous (and delicious) time in Southern France in July 2019 that we are returning to the same accomodations in
October. Some details are posted under the Art Abroad tab. Email me for pricing. The Italy trip originally planned for May 2020 is looking to be May 2021.
ARTfoliio 2020 BOOK
Two of my works were chosen to be included in the ARTfolio 2020 publication by Douglas King. The 9.5 x 12 jacketed hardcover
book is avaiilable for $60. Glitterati Editions announces the best in abstract and contemporary work as decided by a jury of professional artists, museum curators, gallery owners, art consultantants
and collectors.To pre-order your copies now: email@example.com
Some of my 2020 award-winning news!
A new year begins....
In March I was invited to judge the Pecan Plantation Art Guid Spring Show at the Dora E Langdon Center,
Gordon House, in Granbury, TX.
My "Over the Line", a 20" x 20" acrylic piece on canvas won 1st place, March Art of the Month at the
Visual Arts League of Lewisville.
At the Lake Granbury Art Association Fall Show I had two pieces accepted: a weaving and a watercolor. The
painting, "Night Blooms of Nairobi, Kenya" was awarded First Place by juror Justin Burns.
The Visual Arts Society of Texas in Denton voted "Turquoise Tipped Agave", a watercolor with ink accents
as second place for the January Art of the Month.
I have provided demo
painting/ workshops for several North Texas art associations: Lewisville, Fort Worth, McKinney, Gainesville, Decatur, Sherman, Paris, Mid-Cities, Johnson County in Cleburn, Grand Prairie and
Weatherford. Further away, I've taught workshops at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu and Santa Fe, NM; Branson, MO; Sedona, AZ and Topeka, KS.
...And then there are the
Annual Art Adventures Abroad where I have taken artists to Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Denmark, Germany and France. Italy was cancelled but will be rewscheduled.
Contact me if you need a
speaker, workshop/demo artist or juror!
I am the current President of Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth,
TX. Check out this terrific watercolor association at